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For Professionals: Highlights of Orthomolecular Health Conferences, 2008 and 2005

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (xi)

Foreword (xiii)

Introduction (xvii)

Prologue - Intimations from the Past (xix)

Part I - Must the Past be Prologue? (1)

1 - Family Trees, Roots, and Skeletons (3)

A visit to Mt. Veeder (3)

Family secrets (7)

2 - A Shaky Start (13)

Vicarious memories (13)

A different kind of upbringing (15)

3 - The Trip (23)

Old friends meet (23)

Only trying to help (27)

4 - Into the Gulag (35)

Going in circles (35)

The family (38)

The visit (41)

Crazy making (45)

5 - The Burning Man (49)

Back to old tricks (49)

Non-Expectation Therapy (53)

Part II - Perhaps (57)

6 - Visit to Another World (59)

Missing the early signs (59)

Caveat emptor: St. John’s Mania (61)

The end of this world (65)

Lull between the storms 69)

7 - The End of Denial (71)

Off to the mental races (71)

God’s palace (73)

I’m in heaven (75)

The off-road vehicle (79)

Taking the horse to water (80)

8 - More of the Same Gets You More of the Same (83)

Round #1 (83)

Round #2 (86)

Double KO (91)

Sliding downhill (93)

9 - Flipping out in the Matrix (95)

Hypomanic school (95)

Magical mystery tour (96)

10 - "There Is Not Enough Room in My Mind …" (101)

Act before you think (101)

Zyprexa to the rescue? (104)

Psychiatric care (105)

Beware of helpers (108)

11 - Running Amok (113)

Trying to work (113)

Verdict? Guilty! Sentence? Hell! (114)

Sorting it out (119)

Hell (121)

12 - High Anxiety in the Cuckoo’s Nest (125)

Off to a bad start (125)

Creating our own milieu (127)

13 - Too Good To Be True! (129)

The search (129)

The Zyprexa conundrum (130)

Truehope? (133)

A cure for bipolar disorder? (138)

An eventful decision (141)

Medication: the opiate of the mentally ill? (142)

Healthy snacks — peanuts and pills (145)

Anxiety, the dizziness of freedom (147)

14 - To Research or Not to Research (151)

Proposal for a single subject trial (151)

Three More Chances (152)

My last, best, and final offer (155)

Thanks but no thanks (156)

Part III - Perhaps Not (159)

15 - Switches, Widgets and Brain Cells (161)

Symptoms and causes (161)

Stuck switches (162)

Widgets (165)

Brain cells (172)

Bipolar 101 for Dummies (176)

16 - There Has To Be a Better Way (183)

Taking the mental out of "mental" illness (184)

Choline (187)

Inositol (187)

Lithium (188)

Magnesium (189)

Zinc and the common cold (195)

PUFAs and MUFAs (196)

A long list of studies (196)

Food sensitivities (197)

ADD/ADHD and nutrition (197)

Zinc and depression (199)

Autism and Schizophrenia (199)

Color Photo Insert (203)

17 - Home Runs and Curve Balls (213)

An open-minded doctor (213)

The word is out (216)

A three-way conversation (217)

When feeling better is better (219)

The food-sensitivity question (221)

High-risk kids (223)

High and outside (225)

18 - Visit to a Parallel universe (235)

Scouting the terrain (235)

The vaccination/virus theory (239)

The dark field microscope: sicker’n a dog (240)

Witchcraft? (241)

Who can we trust? ( 243)

A nutritionist’s perspective (248)

Back to the net again (249)

Meanwhile, back at the ranch (253)

Murder at mental health (255)

19 - Cytokines — Too Much of a Good Thing? (259)

Call for a new typology (259)

Microbes and mental illness (262)

Cytokines (264)

Cytokine 101 for dummies (265)

Cytokine inflammation and health (267)

Lyme, "mental" illness, and IgG levels (270)

Cytokines and "mental" illness (272)

Benefits and implications of reducing cytokines (277)

20 - A Progress Report (287)

All in his brain (287)

All in my mind (288)

21 - Back to the Mainstream (293)

The last word on Lyme? (294)

Tony’s take (296)

The Cure? (297)

A visit with Dr. Fudenberg (299)

Termination issues (302)

22 - Oh, And By The Way (307)

Dr. Martin’s stealth virus (307)

Lyme vs. Lyme vs. stealth (312)

Supplements and stealth (314)

23 - Shipwrecked (317)

Floundering at sea (317)

Not enough good stuff (324)

The Kalamazoo Bio-Behavioral Hospital of 2016 (326)

"A nice work of fiction" (328)

24 - Home Again? (333)

What now? (333)

To Calgary and environs (335)

Blurred vision (336)

We are not alone (338)

From bipolar disorder to syndrome (340)

25 - Some Paths Less Traveled (343)

Evolving "truths" (343)

To police, jail guards, and judges (346)

To teachers, social workers, and psychologists (353)

To doctors and nurses (354)

To CNS patients and their families (358)

26 - Getting Our Hemispheres To Work Together (365)

Plasticity and progress (365)

The street lamp theory of obfuscation (368)

Beyond The Red Monkey and the American Gulag (372)

Hearing the music (375)

Epilogue (379)

Appendix 1 - Diagnostic Hypotheses/Resources (391)

Appendix 2 - Psychotropic Drug Withdrawal Log (403)

Appendix 3 - Desiderata (407)

Olfactory hallucinations? (407)

Wormlike creatures: Lyme spirochetes? (407)

Lyme disease or atypical stealth virus? (413)

A role for pH monitoring? (414)

Kill the bugs or alter the terrain? (414)

Antibiomania (415)

Lithium, Tamoxifen, Haldol, and Clozaril (415)

Appendix 4 - Kindling Contributors (417)

Appendix 5 - Dr. Kaplan’s May 2001 Presentation (419)

Appendix 6 - Communications with Dr. Cade (421)

Appendix 7 - Chris’s Bipolar Puzzle (425)

Overview of episodes of illness age 21-26 (421)

Madly in love and lethargic in London (426)

Losses and other provocations (429)

Post Synergy episodes (430)

Appendix 8 - Summary of Lab Work (439)

Appendix 9 - Books recommended by the author (445)

Appendix 10 - This Just In (447)

Index (451)


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